The Faculty offers a PhD programme by research in languages and linguistics.
The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) is University of Malaya’s premier research training degree. The pinnacle of academic achievement at University of Malaya, the Ph.D is awarded based on the foundation of the thesis prepared under supervision, resulting in an original and significant contribution, displaying extensive knowledge and comprehension of the subject and field of study.
Evaluated by independent experts using current and internationally accepted standards, the University’s Ph.D programme produces human capital, which is not only intellectual and skilful in modern technology but also very versatile and able to handle problems in real life situations. Ph.D. students will carry out focused research in their area of specialisation, which is of immediate relevance to local interest. Additionally, they will be alert to the challenges faced in the international arena through the media, seminars, conferences and keynote addresses, and also through research attachments and collaborative exchange arrangements with internationally recognised research centres.
The candidates will carry out focused research in their area of specialization, which is of immediate relevance to local interest. They will be alert to the challenges faced in the international arena through the seminars, conferences and many more.
Students may also choose to undertake research in the one of the following areas of specialization subject to the availability of academic staff to supervise them:
- Computer Assisted Language Learning and Instruction
- Corpus Linguistics
- Critical Discourse Analysis
- Genre Analysis
- Historical Linguistics
- Language Learning and Assessment
- Language Acquisition
- Language for Specific Purposes
- Phonetics And Phonology
- Discourse Analysis
- Functional Linguistics
- Translation Studies
- World Englishes